| Mar 25, 2012
| 7:04 PM
About eight years ago, Reiter Boldt made a current events presentation to his Hillcrest Elementary School classmates.
When he came home, he was more shocked that his peers knew nothing about the topic than pleased with his talk, which was likely about an...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 4:05 AM
Staff meals, restaurants on January vacation the problem with asking restaurants to cut down on salt.
An article in the Atlantic says that attempts by the Food and Drug Administration to coerce restaurants to cut down on salt are misguided at best....
| Mar 27, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Eating chocolate can make you thin, new study shows.
The article, Association Between More Frequent Chocolate Consumption and Lower Body Mass Index, was published Tuesday in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The full text of the article costs $30...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 9:13 AM
"House of Cards," a political thriller starring Kevin Spacey and directed by David Fincher, will be filmed in Baltimore starting this spring, it was confirmed Thursday by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
The production, which involves 13 one-hour episodes for...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 12:46 PM
Kwame Kwei-Armah is doing his utmost to speed up the transitions.
Center Stage's new artistic director strides back and forth along the stage where the troupe's production of "The Whipping Man" is being rehearsed, scrutinizing the set from all angles....
| Apr 1, 2012
| 6:59 AM
In March and April of 1917, chaos and confusion in the global agriculture markets led to a series of testy meetings between local farmers and the canneries in Carroll County.
As World War I ended, "county farmers found themselves in an increasingly...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 11:18 AM
On Thursday, Netflix announced a Feb. 1 release date for "House of Cards," the Baltimore-made political drama starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.
All 13 episodes of the first season will be available to subscribers on that date. The whole project...
| May 11, 2012
| 11:10 AM
•••• "Minecraft's" release on Xbox Live has gone about as well as anyone could have hoped. Early sales figures project that the game sold over 400,000 copies in the first day it was available. [Major Nelson]
| Oct 6, 2012
| 11:34 AM
For Jimmy Cornell, it was all about freedom.
Early in his adult life, it came from fleeing communist Romania and finding his way to England, where he worked as a radio correspondent for the BBC. After he got married and began to help his wife, Gwenda,...
| Sep 8, 2012
During Jon Marans' "The Temperamentals," the season-opening play by Rep Stage about the gay rights movement, a woman raises the subject of marriage.
"I definitely do not believe in homosexuals marrying," she says.
She isn't talking about same-sex...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:18 PM
A "lost" landscape thought to have been painted by Pierre-Auguste Renoir will go on the auction block Sept. 29 on behalf of the Baltimore-born woman who purchased the artwork at a West Virginia flea market for $7.
"Paysage Bords de Seine," a 6-inch by...
| May 30, 2012
| 2:21 PM
With "VEEP and "Game Change" produced here, I have been writing a lot about Baltimore standing in for Washington.
But Wednesday afternoon, the TV sleight of hand hit a little too close to home when the Calvert Street entrance to the Sun said in big...